Escalating tensions between the Granada Hills North and South Neighborhood Councils came to a head last night when both councils approved motions to engage in a rumble at midnight tonight. The rumble will occur under the 118 freeway underpass at Chatsworth Street just west of Sepulveda.
GHSNC President Dave Beauvais, urging the council to approve the motion, said "They might ask for blades, zip guns. And we've got to be prepared."
GHSNC President Dave Beauvais
The motion was seconded by Outreach Coordinator Sean "Rocket" Rivas, but the approval was almost derailed by objections from Jerry "Action" Askew, who questioned fellow council members' enthusiastic engagement in the turf battle, urging them instead to "make nice with the NN's." Askew's objections were overridden by a majority of council members, who voted overwhelmingly to "mix."
Sue DeVandry of Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council had to overcome similar objections at GHNNC's discussion of the matter, but eventually garnered unanimous support. "The Snakes (the moniker of the Granada Hills SNC) keep coming. They multiply like cockroaches. They're eating all the food, they're breathing all of the air. We fought hard for this turf, and we aren't just going to give it up."
GHNNC President Leon Marzillier
Council member Kim Thompson said of the plan, "We're going to speed fast, we're going to move like lightning, and we're going to clean up those Snakes once and for all, so they're never going to set foot on our turf again."
After the vote, the council welcomed their guest speaker, Officer Krupke of LAPD's Devonshire Division Police Department, who sanctioned the rumble, but advised the counsels, "You want to kill each other, go ahead, kill each other. But you ain't gonna do it on my beat."
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